Gun Rack

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Project by CedarFreakCarl posted 10-01-2008 12:37 AM 3479 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a gun rack I made for a friend of mine. I used maple, cherry and walnut. It was my first attempt at an inlay and I think I did ok. However, whilst at Woodzone the other day, I had an opportunity to look at some of David Mark’s inlays as he had taught a class there and lets just say I’ve got plenty of room for improvement.

The guys name I made the gun rack is “LJ”.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 10-01-2008 01:05 AM

Well done. Hoping to try inlays soon.

Are you going to do the finish yourself, or have someone do it?

I hate finishing.

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#2 posted 10-01-2008 01:34 AM

Are you certain LJ dosen’t stand for LJ’s

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 10-01-2008 04:54 AM

Nice job on the drawers. The contrast in woods is a nice touch. I have seen the inlays at Woodzone also, yours are not bad at all.


-- Rick

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#4 posted 10-01-2008 05:03 AM

Nice job. I offer this as a project for my woods classes. In the level 1, they don’t have time for the drawers. Often the students a V-groove bit in the router and carve a design in the top. We then paint it using craft paint, then sand off the surface after it dries to reveal a painted design and everyone comments during our open house how well the paint jobs are done. “did we use tape?” and our answer is simply “no, all freehand painting”. It is funny to see a student give that answer then look at another student who knows the truth.

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#5 posted 10-01-2008 05:21 AM

Nice rack, bro, I made one out of Red Cedar…Thanx for the post….

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#6 posted 10-01-2008 02:44 PM

This came out great. Your friend should love it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 10-02-2008 01:21 PM

Thanks for the great comments. Mcshaker: I finished it with shellac tinted with an cherry aniline dye topped off with a couple coats of wipe on poly. I’ll get a picture and post it soon. Rick: Good to see more SC woodworkers. Sawdust: Nice Rack??? oh, you mean the gun rack….j/k…lol.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#8 posted 10-02-2008 01:23 PM

Good job, I like it. Your inlays look good to me.

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#9 posted 10-02-2008 01:51 PM

Looks like you did a great job on the entire project and the inlay!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 10-02-2008 11:01 PM

Gary & Rikkor…thanks!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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